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Ole Solskjaer for Aston Villa?

Aston Villa looking for a new manager Photo: ITV Central

No sooner had we recovered from former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy becoming the surprise bookies favourite for the Aston Villa managers job than another unlikely candidate suddenly leapt to the fore.

Former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be found with odds as low as 6-4, although elsewhere he's still seen at a surely more realistic 25-1.

Solskjaer had a fantastic career as a player with Manchester United, one of the highlights would surely be his late winning goal in his side's 2-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the champions league final in 1999.

He and fellow substitute Teddy Sheringham had come off the bench, with their team trailing one nil and both got on the score sheet to help lead United to victory. Part of a treble which marked the Red Devil's most successful season to date.

But as a manager his experience is limited, having coached Manchester United's reserves he then took the top job at Norwegian club Molde. His impact was immediate, leading the club to it's first league title in 100 years. Could he be the man to bring success to Villa? For the time being at least a few bookies seem to think so...

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